Our Team

Farid Poursoltani, RSE, Director of Programs

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After a successful career in the trades for 13 years that earned him a Red Seal certification in the electrical field, Farid began teaching for the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) in 2012.

Farid recently completed his third year of Master instructor/trainer program through the IBEW’s National Training Institution (NTI). Farid assists on advance curriculum development for new EJTC courses like Building Automation.

In addition to his Red Seal and teaching at the EJTC, Farid is specialized in automation and HVAC controls installation, and is a certified Electrical Vehicle trainer/installer. He is also currently attending TRU to complete his Bachelor of Technology.  With his extensive background and teaching experience, he has become an integral member of E2 Inc. & the EJTC.

Farid has recently been appointed E2 Inc. and EJTC’s new Director of Programs.

Neil Normandeau, RSE, Manager of Curriculum Development

 After a successful career in the trades for 14 years, earning him a Red Seal certification in the electrical field, Neil began teaching for the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) in 2016.

Neil will be completing his Master instructor/trainer program through the IBEW’s National Training Institution (NTI) in 2020 and is currently the Manager of Curriculum Development and Special Training Projects for the EJTC.

In addition to having taught the Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) program, Neil is certified in Electrical Vehicle infrastructure, Energy Storage and Micro-grid systems and is specialized in building automation and controls for HVAC systems. With his experience, Neil has become an integral member of E2 Inc. and the EJTC.

Dan Leusca, RSE, Instructor

Dan is a Red Seal Electrician with 16 successful years  in the electrical trade with experience in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial sites.  He has also had the opportunity to run his own company, in Saskatchewan and then in BC when he moved here with his family.

Dan joined the EJTC in 2016 as one of our ELTT instructors with a focus on mentoring individuals to meet the expectations of a diverse profession.  In addition to teaching, he is also involved in the ‘EJTC Community’, working with fellow staff to grow a community of apprentices who can support each other throughout their careers.  Dan is also a regular fixture at our regularly scheduled ELTT Open House + Info Sessions.

Currently Dan is finishing his Provincial Instructor Diploma and plans on taking his Masters of Education.

Kelly Kienleitner, RSE, Instructor

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After a successful career in the trades for almost 20 years and earning two Red Seal certifications – Motor Winder (Electric Motor Systems Technician) and Electrical – Kelly began teaching for the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC) in 2003.

Kelly completed the Master Instructor/Trainer program plus three years of Advanced Studies through the IBEW’s National Training Institution (NTI) and is currently the EJTC’s Chief Instructor.

In addition to teaching the EJTC’s Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) program for 6 years, she participated in the EVITP Curriculum Committee and is now a certified EVITP Master Instructor and serves as a subject matter expert on other training initiatives. With her experience, Kelly has become an integral member of the NETCO Blended Learning Committee.